Tuna Jackpot!

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Boy does my wife know me. She got me an amazing birthday present… a treasure trove of tuna delicacies!

a world of tuna products

Just look at that smorgasbord. The list includes:

  • Flott Tuna: two types of the legendary Flott brand, one in a jar, one in a can. Now I can compare the two directly and see what sort of difference the packaging makes.
  • Ventresca: this is the “underbelly” of the fish, considered a delicacy. Two different brands compete on this front, one labeling itself as containing “tuna breasts” of Bonito del Norte, a type of white tuna.
  • Olives stuffed with tuna: two of my favorite foods collide! “You got your tuna in my olive…”
  • Salt-cured tuna loin: a slab of expensive ventresca-cut tuna, cured much like bacon. It’s best sliced thinly over toast points, drizzled with olive oil. The best description I can come up with is “tuna prosciutto”, and you can see it served on the plate in the picture.
  • Tuna caviar: dried tuna eggs, ready to sprinkle over salads and pasta. Rather amazing.

Oh my. It’s going to be a busy month.

4 Comments to Tuna Jackpot!

  1. Andre says:

    January 6th, 2006 at 8:47 am

    The Salt-cured tuna loin sounds too good to be true.

  2. Karl Fogel says:

    January 8th, 2006 at 5:07 pm

    Tunas have *loins*? Where??

  3. michael minihan says:

    May 7th, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    you familiar with STARKIST tuna fillets? i used to get them packed in olive oil for about $1.40 a can at SAFEWAY. they’ve stopped selling them … say the supplier has stopped making them. maybe that’s so, for when i just googled STARKIST, they’re showing a “gourmet” tuna in 2-ounce cans.

    anyone know about what’s going on here??

    michael minihan/colorado

  4. michael minihan says:

    May 7th, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    you familiar with STARKIST tuna fillets? i used to get them packed in olive oil for about $1.40 a can at SAFEWAY. they’ve stopped selling them … say the supplier has stopped making them. maybe that’s so, for when i just googled STARKIST, they’re showing a “gourmet” tuna in 2-ounce cans.

    anyone know about what’s going on here??

    michael minihan/colorado